- Select All
Selects the whole layer. Shortcut Ctrl + A
Deselects everything (except for active Selection Mask). Shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A
Reselects the previously deselected selection. Shortcut Ctrl + Shift + D
- Invert Selection
Inverts the selection. Shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I
- Convert to Vector Selection
This converts a raster selection to a vector selection. Any layers of transparency there might have been are removed.
- Convert to Raster Selection
This converts a vector selection to a raster selection.
- Convert Shapes to Vector Selection
Convert vector shape to vector selection.
- Convert to Shape
Converts vector selection to vector shape.
- Display Selection
Display the selection. If turned off selections will be invisible. Shortcut Ctrl + H
- Show Global Selection Mask
Shows the global selection as a selection mask in the layers docker. This is necessary to be able to select it for painting on.
Scale the selection.
- Select from Color Range...
Select from a certain color range.
- Select Opaque
Select all opaque (non-transparent) pixels in the current active layer. If there's already a selection, this will add the new selection to the old one, allowing you to select the opaque pixels of multiple layers into one selection. Semi-transparent (or semi-opaque) pixels will be semi-selected.
- Feather Selection...
Feathering in design means to soften sharp borders. So this adds a soft border to the existing selection. Shortcut Shift + F6
- Grow Selection...
Make the selection a few pixels bigger.
- Shrink Selection...
Make the selection a few pixels smaller.
- Border Selection...
Take the current selection and remove the insides so you only have a border selected.
Make the selection a little smoother. This removes jiggle.